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    Protesters Demand Store Stop Selling Assault-Style Rifle

    Several dozen protesters, including some New Hampshire high school students, are protesting a Kittery store selling assault-style rifles.

    The protest Saturday in front of the Kittery Trading Post follows a letter from several Maine and New Hampshire lawmakers asking the store to restrict gun sales and discontinue sales of what the lawmakers call assault-style rifles.

    Democratic Rep. Peter Somssich said several dozen protesters and counter-protesters gathered outside the store Saturday.

    A representative of Kittery Trading Post didn't immediately provide comment Saturday.

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    The protest is the latest effort by gun control advocates to target retailers that sell assault weapons following the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida and other high-profile shootings. Walmart and Dick's Sporting Goods decided they would no longer sell "assault weapons" or firearms to people under age 21.

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